Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey 2012 concludes: All Riders arrive with a thump (Photos)
After a total of 16 days, during which 67 riders from India and abroad traversed from Delhi to Khardung La and back on Royal Enfield Motorcycles, ninth edition of Himalayan Odysseye. No more fun, frolic and adventure astride these sturdy and durable Enfield adventure centric bikes as these 67 riders get back to their everyday humdrum lives.
16 days ago, these 67 riders both from India and abroad took on a 2,722 km adventure on the 9th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey from being flagged off from Indian Gate, New Delhi to Khardung La and back. These adventure seekers undertook this journey which took then from Delhi to Parwanoo, Narkhanda, Kalpa, Kaza, Keylong, Sarchu, Leh, Hunder, Leh, Debring, Keylong, Manali, Chandigarh and back to New Delhi.
Atop the Himalayan Range, these 67 riders even reached an altitude of 13000 feet and covered three mountain ranges and 6 passes besides the 18350 feet Khardung La Pass which is considered to be the highest motorable road in the world. Back to the planes, these 67 riders were welcomed to a grand finale at Turquoise Cottage at Delhi’s elite Basant Lok complex area where they reminisced of their adventures through these 16 days of the 9th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey.
Apart from paying Rs 28,000 (bed and breakfast included, petrol, dinner and other expenses excluded) for this adventure ride, not only you need to be physically fit, you also need to own a Royal Enfield motorcycle in order to participate. The current line-up of Royal Enfield motorcycles include Classic Desert Storm, Classic Chrome, Classic Battle Green, Classic 500, Classic 350, Thunderbird Twinspark, Bullet Electra Twinspark, Bullet 350 Twinspark, Bullet Electra EFI, Bullet Electra Deluxe, and Bullet 500.
Royal Enfield usually announces the commencement of registrations for Himalayan Odyssey in April every year. If you are excited enough, keep eyes and ears open, and start preparing yourself for the 2013 Himalayan Odyssey.
For more information, read the press release below.
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The city of Delhi reverberated with the “legendary thump” on Sunday evening when the 9th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey riders rolled back into the city after having successfully completed the 16 day epic motorcycle pilgrimage to Ladakh.
The motorcyclists clocked a total distance of 2722 kilometers in this edition of the ride with the final day covering a stretch of more than 240 kilometers on their way to Delhi. The non competitive 16 day adventure saw 67 riders from India and abroad ride from Delhi to Khardung La and back, on their Royal Enfield Motorcycles.
As the riders prepared to get back to the humdrum of their daily lives transformed and bonded, Royal Enfield had much more than just farewell good wishes instore for them. Turquoise Cottage at Delhi’s upscale Basant Lok complex came alive with reminiscences of the 9th Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey
About Royal Enfield
The oldest motorcycle company in existence, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, it has been a pioneer of powerful four stroke technology since 1955 in India. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, the company offers a variety of models catering to the needs of the traditional segments, the enthusiasts, the leisure bikers and the urban youth.
Royal Enfield’s domestic line?up includes the Bullet 350, Bullet Electra, Classic 350, Classic 500, Classic Chrome, Desert Storm and the Thunderbird Twinspark. Royal Enfield operates through 11 brand stores, 180 dealers in all major cities and towns, and over 100 Authorised Service Centres. Internationally its motorcycles are exported to over 30 countries across the world including the USA, Japan, UK, several European countries and the Middle East.
Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many enthusiast activities, events and rides across the country, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the country and the Himalayan Odyssey, the largest motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the region of Himachal and Ladakh.
About Eicher Motors Limited:
Eicher Motors Limited, incorporated in 1982, is the flagship company of the Eicher Group in India and a leading player in the Indian automobile industry. Its 50-50 joint venture with the Volvo group, VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, designs, manufactures and markets reliable, fuel-efficient commercial vehicles of high quality and modern technology, engineering components and provides engineering design solutions. Eicher Motors manufactures and markets the iconic Royal Enfield motorcycles. Eicher Motors recorded revenue of over USD 1 billion in 2010.